Interview with Filmmaker H. Yagmur Kartal (SOLUK (THE BREATH))

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

SOLUK played to rave reviews at the May 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

H. Yagmur Kartal: Actually, it was an environmental film festival in Istanbul that encouraged me to make this film. But we did not want to say “protect the environment” with an ordinary narrative language. I guess, what I longed for when writing the script was the science fiction movies I enjoyed watching. I like to try different methods and it has always been more enjoyable to tell stories that are far from reality of today. I guess that was the feeling that inspired me.

2.From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

It lasted about 3 months. Filming took one day. I could not specified what I want to tell in the script during three weeks…

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